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about education in america. every president as long as i can remember has been the education president. he is going to be the guy. i wanted to fulfill that thing. i have another thing. arthur miller said the best thing you can hope for is the end up with the right regrets. i have this regret, one of my regrets that i was not the best student. i didn't understand the teacher was trying real hard and that was his life for her life's work and i was one of those guys who tried to jar my way through and do as little as possible to get by. if i spend as much time studying as a did conniving i would have been all right. i have that regret too and it is one of the things that we have to deal with now if we are going to fix education, the kids have to understand that this is a very important moment in their lives and it is not like it was when i was a kid that you could fool around. i got lucky but even if you didn't, in those days you could get an assembly line jobs and have a middle-class life because the country would give you that but that is not the way it is anymore. let me cut to the cha
aggravated by these preferences. that means "mismatch" affects higher education. >> another two or three minutes. >> one thing we talk about is another sign of racial preference, prominent in the discussion which is the diversity interest of schools. one of the things research has shown that we talk about in the book is how much the diversity affects, moderated by the academic distance, when you admit students with large preferences they are less likely to socially interact with peers of other raises. this is very well documented by research. there is also self doubt affects of low grades. one study found students who believe they were admitted on preference are more vulnerable to serious arms threat. diversity research when looked at carefully fits nicely into c-span2 -- "mismatch" findings, talking about these various effects, then we go into problems of institutional behavior and that is a large part of the problem. wanting to demonstrate these effects but it is another to get institutions of higher education to deal with that. when you only look of the lineup to see how uniform is th
and that means the mismatch is something that affects a swath of the education. >> how much time do i have left? >> one of the things we talk about is another side of the racial preferences and the prominent in the discussions which is the diversity interest the schools and having a diverse racial climate. how much the diversity affects are moderated by the academic distance and the schools in other words when you add that students with large preferences they are much less likely to socially interact with your of the other races. this has been very well documented by the research. there's also self doubt affect into the stereotypes one study even taunt the students who believe they were admitted on a preference are more vulnerable. so the diversity of research when we look at it carefully it fits very nicely, it's very closely into the mismatched finance. so with all of this about half of the book talking devotees affect then we go into the problems of institutional behavior, and that is a large part of the problem. it's one thing to demonstrate these effects as they exist and the evidence does
legitimate and getting an education and making sure that your relationships, people were legitimately married. anything that pointed back words or made you illegitimate was not really something they wanted to talk about and have out there. it is too bad because it closed a lot of doors in our family and that is what you found in michele obama's family. very fortunate, you were able to help and truly open those doors for her family. >> at least with been -- within her family, there are those conversations happening. as i said americans, ordinary americans across the country are making these discoveries with dna testing so these conversations are happening around the country. when you talk about marriage and the importance of legitimacy, one of the other stories which talks about the variations of the american experience during slavery was the first lady's family had ancestors who were freed for decades before the civil war and one of the most interesting records i came across was a record which showed those members of her family who after the civil war went to the courthouse and lined up to ge
or spillover, to what extent have you noticed after to educate the local human population on how to modify their lifestyle or better to avoid the crossover spillover? >> there's certainly a first in bangladesh trying to educate people not to drink broad date palm sap that could potentially contain the virus. if you cook the stuff, you can kill the virus, but people like to drink it raw. it is sort of a seasonal treat. so there are things like that around the world. in southern china, that cracked down on at least the above ground. there's a black market, but the big wet markets were all kinds of wildlife are sold life for food. there's passion in southern china, they call it wild flavor. it's sort eating wildlife. not because people need protein for subsistence, but because they have money and this is considered to be very robust and tasty food. one other thing on that in terms of education and local people. i mentioned the original spillover of hiv occurred in southeastern cameroon. i went there to retrace it was probably the reader to coming out of south eastern down a river system that
academy to take care of her grieving mother father during months of brokenness, sacrificing her education. the people of richmond, georgia and surrounding areas welcomed matthew home with tears, flags and salutes. the streets are lined for 17 miles from the airport to the church. local choirs joined to sing at his memorial service as a method in church that helped raise him. knowing matthew had been an eagle scout and a local boy scout by collecting pens and paper and sent them to matthew's unit in afghanistan. a dear friend, jim bunn who is involved in media had a vision and the matthew freeman project again. he dedicated much time and energy to produce a short film that launched the project on memorial day 2010. since then, with the help of so many volunteers, he can't name them all, the project has spent over seven tons of school supplies to soldiers are buried for humanitarian efforts in afghanistan. matthew small town of richmond hill, now a city of savanna and our great army bases at fort stewart and hunter army airfield in savanna air guard to help me heal by supporting the matthew
and probability of ending affirmative action in education? >> well, i hope very good. my law firm brought the case gebs the -- against the university of michigan and law school. we brought that original case ten years ago, won against the law school, lost against undergrads because of sandra day o'connor who says we need 25 more years of affirmative action. now we have constitutional provisions with expiration dates. [laughter] there's -- there's -- an interesting book called "mismatched" by two liberals making the argument with empirical evidence that affirmative action is harmful to black people. what a surprise. liberals try to help, ruin black people's lives. that's the story of the book. their argument is by if it's a little bit of affirmative action, not bad, but elevating people to schools they are not ready for and where everyone else has higher scores, they get discouraged, depressed, feel stupid, drop out, easy subjects. one way liberals brushed the sad results of affirmative action under the rug is all the black studies courses which just pushes them off into a ghetto. how do they cover
hard in our country i could make it because education was very important to me. because of the limited educational opportunities i joined the u.s. 80 -- navy and spend four years in the military and applied for the u.s. border patrol and i was blessed with a tremendous career, tremendous family. i ended up along the border as u.s. border patrol agents going through the ranks and started using what i felt was a talent i was blessed with, being able to infiltrate drug cartels, human smuggling cartels and did more undercover work than any federal agent in the history of the government's over a 30 year career and i am happy to share those experiences because they are unique because i was the only federal agent who experienced being smuggled from mexico to the interior of the united states, going through travels by myself in the back of the trunk of a car, things of that nature. it was quite dramatic but something i did with a lot of pride because i felt going after those seeking a better life in the united states i share those stories with you in my book the shadow catcher. >> there are ma
that was almost of a decade and a half they kept up with none of the men but they had no friends who could educate with southern politics. so lincoln's image of the slave south matched the abolitionists depiction to dominate society and politics agitating for secession with slave owners. lincoln appears to have no understanding or how deeply slavery is invented the with the overwhelmingly majority it seems linkdin thought of them with no attachment to slavery there were very much like abraham again. perhaps southern whites could not imagine a pro slave or against the yen. and actively supportive session but it springfield illinois he and his friend urged lincoln and with the republican triumph. there are no such men. with no firsthand knowledge of the south and no real friends to share acquaintances, lincoln unsurprisingly did not knowledge the distinction between those advocates and others said their politicians and had no relish just like jefferson davis and alexander stephens who becomes the confederate vice president. lincoln put them altogether. he does not seem to understand being pressed by
to home i did a biography of brian lamb. i have done a lot of work with educators and c-span and people kept saying what is the real brian lamb light? he did not want a biography done and i pumped him and pumped them and i finally got a contracted the one and i find it came in and i said well, what do you think lexi said well, i guess i will do it and i can't say no. the nation is committed to open access information and how can i close things out? it's a wonderful story. a kind of open doors for me so that was kind of fun to do. prior to that i did have look that looked at individuals who change national policy called citizen democracy and it's a bunch of profiles of individuals unelected, unappointed individuals who went out and created things like major legislation because of their actions. >> what do you teacher at the naval academy? >> i teach political silent. i'm proud of the fact that for the last 30 years we have been the number one and people don't assume that a technical school. they get their technical education plus science education. i teach media politics and campaigns an
't ticket. is that history. it's more entertaining than is educational. it's one thing that genre can add to actual history. >> what is your day job? >> i teach at george washington university. >> talking here with thomas mallon. >>> now book tv, joan walsh presenter falls on the state of the american middle class and what should be done to ensure future opportunities for all americans. this is just over an hour. >> that's my favorite part. [laughter] good evening and welcome to today's meeting of the commonwealth of california. the place where you are in the know. i am dug sovereign political reporter at kcbs radio in san francisco and i will be a moderator for this evening's program. please insure your cell phone, pda and other noisemaking devices are turned off for at least on silence. and we will get underway in just a moment. first i'd like to tell you about some upcoming programs. this thursday, september 27, melanie, financial commentator for abc's good morning america, and paul schott stevens who is the ceo of the investment company institute will team up to discuss the future of
. it was not mentioned. and it was not in our history, any idea why that could be? >> he was educated in australia and there was quite a comprehensive education on the topic of the american revolution and the american civil war but almost nothing whatsoever on the war of 1812 and why might that be? well, the british i think did not tend to regard the american war of 1812 as a particularly significant event at all. for the british it, this was just one small, kind of sideshow in the midst of a global war with napoleon. so for them the war of 1812 is the one happening on the european continent and around the globe. not the one happening in north america. that might have something to do with what is taught in australia. the fact of the matter it was not taught very much here either i think for some of the reasons that i outlined. if you look at this in military and diplomatic terms it didn't change very much for the united states. but i think it is worth taking a new look at it from a cultural perspective and thinking about what it means to declare war in a democracy and how you use popular culture t
. you think for a second. what it's like to make sure that we are able to provide a quality education to every single young child in st. louis. think about how difficult that is. then think about what that challenges like in a refugee camp. what that's like, no class from delano curriculum, no buildings. part of the reason why they were able to do that successfully in the refugee camp was because a lot of young people stepped forward and said, i'm going to find a way to volunteer and served. one of the lessons in "the warrior's heart" is that you are and a place in your life where things are hard and difficult and you might be afraid and there is hardship, you actually become stronger. when you find ways to be of service in your school, find ways to be of service in your community and with to be of service in the world, not only does that help the people around you, but it makes you stronger. and what was need for me to see was how they started to take off and the refugee camp. one board 15 years old, and he had no budget, no supplies, all he had was one soccer ball. what he would do
's like to make sure that we're able to provide a quality education to every single young child in st. louis. think about how difficult that is. then you think about what that challenge is like in a refugee camp, what's that is like, no classrooms, no curriculum, no building. part of the reasons they did that successfully in the camp was because a lot of young people stepped forward saying i'm going to volunteer, find a way to serve. one of the lessons in the warrior's heart is that if you're in a place in your life where things are hard, difficult, and you might be afraid, and there's hardship is that you actually become stronger when you find ways to be of service in your school, you find ways to be of service in the community and of the world, and not only does that help the world around you, but that actually makes you stronger. what was neat for me to see was how this started to take off in the refugee camps. there was a boy who was 15 years old, no budget, no supplies. he just had one soccer ball, and what he would do every afternoon is take the soccer ball out, and this was app
education to every single young child in st. louis. think about how difficult that is and what the challenge is like in a refugee camp and what that is like, no classroom or curriculum or buildings. parts of the reason they were able to do that successfully is a lot of young people stepped forward and said i am going to find a way to volunteer and one of the lessons in "the warrior's heart" is if you are at a place in your life where earnings are difficult and you might be afraid, you actually become stronger when you find ways to be in service with schools and in service in your community and in the world not only does it help the people around you it makes you stronger. what was needed was how this started to take off in the refugee camp. one boy was 15 years old and had no budget, no supplies. all he had was one sucker ball and set up a soccer team for younger kids in the camp. one message that we want to get across in "the warrior's heart" is it is a message for young people, you can find a way to serve right now in this tough place. if all you have is the soccer ball there's a way for y
the great work that you do to help educate america. my wishes only every liberal was required to hear you or read your books. >> contribute to why af we are often the only conservatives that college kids will hear in four years at college. at syracuse a couple years ago when told me about everything happening in a green party meeting. i said are you able? how you know, ? he said i used to be a green. what are you doing a of the republican club? he said you spoke year after 9/11 and nobody else made sense. so i became a republican and [applause] there's a reason they don't college students to hear me. >> that leads into my question. i am surrounded by so many liberals that formed their opinion on only half of the information. try listening to fox news or and -- down hall or ann coulter. how do steer them to listen that is not just liberal based? why can't the republicans do a better job to explain conservative values? what can be done about it? >> as far as liberals to unplug their years that is a challenge. when he moved in one year-ago every single one was a liberal he has now proudly an
and helped david horowitz educate america that have very unchain really badly needs it. every -- >> they sent right-wingers like david and me to college campuses where often the only conservative campuses but here in four years of college at syracuse university a few years ago, i usually have dinner with college republicans afterwards. on one of them told me about everything happening at a green party meeting. i said finally, what are you a mall? how do you know? he said no, used to be green. i said what are you doing at the member of the republican click now? and he said he spoke year after 9/11 and nobody else is making sense. you were the only person who made sense, so i became a republican. [applause] there's a reason they don't want college students to hear me and david. >> that kind of that kind of leads me to make two part question is then surrounded by so many liberals have informed opinion, but only on half the information. i say what it should try listening fox news or ann coulter or david horowitz or some thing. so i guess one quick question is how is she steered them to listen to
no friends that could educate them about the south and about southern politics. the record indicates that lincoln's image of the slave south basically matched by common abolitionists and firm in anti-slavery depictions. and the south, this south, dominated society and politics. in 1860, 1861 advocate for succession and towering non-slaveowners but lincoln appears to have had no understanding either of the widespread ownership of slaves among whites, or how deeply slavery had become embedded in saudi society. instead of comprehending that the overwhelming majority of southern whites were committed to their slave society, it seems that lincoln thought of them as conservative unionists with little attachment to slavery. in other words, they were very much like abraham lincoln, except perhaps without his moral outrage towards slavery. perhaps the mass of southern whites could not or would not act against slavery, but lincoln could not imagine him either pro-slave, nor on their own acting against the union. i south where non-planters, even non-slaveowners have a voice, republicans have ac
in the brown v. board of education 1964. strom thurmond is the recordholder to stay at the longest one-man filibuster. 24 hours and 18 minutes he spoke against the 1957 civil rights bill. we remember strom thurmond today is one of the last of the jim crow demagogues and he was. he was not. but we forgot is that he was also one of the first of the sun belt conservatives. what i mean by that? as a sun belt, it's one of the major stories in the history of 20th century american politics. that is the flow of jobs, industry, resources and population from the states of the northeast and midwest, to the south and southwest in the post-world war ii period. southern states were recruiting industries. they were passing right to work laws. they were receiving from you and from the federal government to build military installations that attend the united states was involved in the cold war against the soviet union. states like mississippi, georgia, texas and southern california and arizona and north carolina are all transformed in the post-world war ii period by this historic shift in population an
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i never thought of acquiring rank in the profession i was educated for, namely the military. yet it came with two grades higher prefix to the rank of general officer for me. i certainly never had either ambition or taste for political life, yet are was twice president of the united states. one of the striking things to me on writing this story was observing how grant did and mostly did not change personally as he became this world historical figure. when the civil war began, grant was living in illinois. one thing after another had failed for him. he failed as a farmer and failed in selling real estate and failed selling insurance. he finally had to fall back on longstanding offer from his father who really thought ulysses grant had very few gifts at all. and he went to work for his younger brother in the family leather store. he was full the resigned to life of mediocrity. if the war had not come, the world never would have heard of ulysses grant. he was not one who had any burning ambition. if he had not been essentially handed the presidency, it never would have occurred to hi
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